"LOST AND DELIRIOUS
Based on the novel The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan
EXT. ROAD –DAY
We see a car approaching on the road. We follow the car from above.
INT. CAR - DAY
MARY is in the car with her father and stepmother. They're driving along a
country road. They're on their way to drop off Mary at Perkins College. It's
girls' boarding school in Quebec.
Even before then, I already had
a bad feeling about it. I felt
like a gray mouse heading right
for the mouth of a cat and
there was nothing, nothing I
could do about it. My mother
had died three years before,
and I was beginning to forget
what she looked like. When I
looked in my compact and saw my
(looks at her face)
I could remember hers...The
powder smelled like when I
touched her cheek. My mother,
she would never have sent me to
a boarding school...
INT. PERKINS COLLEGE - DAY
The car drives up in the driveway of the school. The
girls are running around and having a tea party in
the gazebo. Mary is sitting in the back seat and is
hesitant to come out of the car. You can hear the
flutists playing on the lawn outside. Ms. Vaughn is
on the gazebo with the other girls. She walks over
to where Tori is sitting, and sees Mary arriving.
After dropping Mary off, her father gives her a hug,
touches her face, and then walks away with her
stepmother. They walk over to Ms. Vaughn, the
headmistress, and English teacher.
(shakes his hand)
Ms. Vaughn walks over to Mary.
I...it does get easier, really...
No...no, I'm fine...really...
Listen, I'd like you to meet someone,
Tori turns around and almost chokes on her drink.
She wipes her mouth with her hand.
Victoria!! Come and meet Mary.
Ok!...Just a minute!!
She turns back around, and laughs with her friend.
Then Tori gives her drink to her friend, and leaves.
EXT. FRONT YARD - DAY
INT. BOARDING SCHOOL -- DAY
Mary and Tori start going up to their room. Tori helps Mary carry her bags
The food is really gross though. Mostly
we just save up our allowance and just like
order pizza or Chinese, and
well, you know, the anorexics just
(she looks back at Mary)
Mary stops and looks at a statue that is in the room...Then they start
We get away with anything here, and
I mean anything!!
Tori looks back, and sees that Mary is tired from walking up the stairs.
Wow! You're soo outta shape.
You'll have to come jogging with us,
have a stroke before you're 20!
They get to the top of one flight of stairs.
So, this is the bathrooms and the
They start walking up another flight of stairs.
What's your name again??
Well, most people just call me Mouse.
My dad's always called me that.
Really? How come??
My dad used to call me Princess. It
made me barf.
It's better than Mouse!
They go up a few more flights of stairs until they reach the room in the
that Tori shares with Paulie.
(opens the door)
There are 3 beds in the room. Paulie and Toris' beds are on one side, and on
other side of the room is Mouse's. (Paulie's in on the right, Tori's is in
middle, and Mary's is on the left)
Tori's bed is full of clothes, and so is the floor around her bed.
Mine's the messy one...of course! Major
slobberina. Oh well, I can't help it. It's
like rage of my mother or something,
They walk farther into the room.
(points at beds)
That's Paulie's, this is mine,
and...this one is yours.
Tori puts the suitcase on Mouse's bed. Tori goes over to the dresser that is
beside Mouse's bed and takes some of her clothes off that are hanging in the
Tori goes to sit on her bed, and tries to make Mary feel more comfortable
welcome. Tori smiles at Mary, but Mary looks worried, and doesn't smile
She just looks around the room.
Hey! Look, I know it's weird at
first... But now, this is much
more home to me than home.
(she stands up)
Like the lost boys in Peter
Pan, right?? Except, we are the
lost girls, right??...
Lost and Delirious.
So, when you're finished up
here, come party with us, kay??
Tori leaves the room. Mouse starts to unpack her things, she unzips the
that Tori left on her bed, takes out a stuffed bear and puts it on the
She takes out a framed picture and hugs it. She goes over the window, puts
glasses then looks out the window. She sees two people standing on the
(It's Paulie and Tori)
EXT. BEDROOM - DAY
INT. SCHOOL LOBBY/LIVING ROOM - LATER
Mouse goes over to the black statue that she was looking at before. She
fascinated by it... She walks over and touches it then goes to sit down on
of the couches. Paulie, who is smoking a cigarette, and is sitting in
chair, behind the statue, suddenly pops up.
(startled, jumps up)
Did I scare ya??
You got new girl written all
over ya, don't ya?? Like a
fresh new lamb...What are
you?? Thirteen?? Fourteen??
Some kind of brainiac?? Skip a
Paulie gets up holding a cigarette in one hand and a tape player in the
She approaches Mouse and puts the player on the table then offers her right
(takes a drag)
(blows out smoke)
Mouse shakes Paulie's hand
Mary Bedford. Mouse
really...they call me...
I'd rather call you shit head
Paulie down sits beside her.
So you're rooming with me, and
Yeah, that's what Ms. Vaughn
Well, I guess she didn't like
us up there all by our
I've never been to a boarding
(slightly punches Mouse in the arm)
Now you're one of the lost
girls. Welcome to the club.
(pulls out a bottle of alcohol)
Come on, help me spike the
punch. Let's get this party off
its butt!! Rage
Paulie gets up, picks up the tape player, puts her cigarette in a vase then
heads off to the party. Mouse gets up, and rolls up her skirt up a bit.
She follows Paulie outside.
EXT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
INT. THE FRONT SCHOOL YARD - DAY
Three boys, Jake, Tim and Phil, from the nearby boarding school, R.A.B., are
riding their bikes and heading towards the gazebo where Tori and the other
Hey girls! Mind if we crash
your tea party??
God my brother is sooo
Yea, but he's cute though.
Paulie and Mouse show up on the gazebo.
(to the guys)
Can't you read the sign?? No
Uh, she's special, eh??
Then Paulie goes over to the table where the punch is, and pours the whole
bottle of alcohol in with the punch. Then she puts the empty bottle into a
silver ice bucket
Now, I really want some tea...
Yea!! Can the dickheads have
some tea, please??
Then the guys start laughing...
Paulie pours herself and Mouse each a glass. Paulie drinks her punch in one
gulp, and wipes her mouth. Mouse just smells hers. Paulie puts the Violent
Femmes tape in the player that she brought with her and turns it on. 'Add It
starts to play. The 3 flutists, who are still on the grass, stop playing and
look over. Then Paulie goes over to Tori.
(whispers in her ear)
You're my morning glory Tori!
Paulie then takes Tori's hand, and pulls her to the middle of the floor...
Are you guys ready to party??!!
Everyone starts cheering....Ms. Vaughn goes and shoos the three boys away.
Everyone is dancing, including Mouse. Ms. Bannet and Ms. Vaughn are off to
side drinking the spiked punch. Ms. Bannet is liking it, but when Ms. Vaughn
drinks hers, she is surprised by what she tastes.
Paulie sticks out her tongue and keeps dancing and having fun.
Looks like our Paulie just
spiked the punch.
Should we pretend we don't
I'd like that...I know you'd
like that too...
That wouldn't be very good
teachering now would it, Ms.
Ms. Vaughn and Ms. Bannet take the bowl and spill the punch out on the
Before today, I really didn't
know what people meant when
they said they had fun...I was
like some kind of Dr. Spock...
And what is this?? Fun??
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
(writing in her diary)
I don't know, it's like she
kinda put a spell on me, and
all my foreboding. That
feeling I had, just, kind of
Paulie is lying on Tori's bed smoking a cigarette. Tori is sitting on the
with her back against her bed, reading a Seventeen magazine. Mouse is
her own bed.
Hey new girl!! What do you
think of Vaughnie??
Don't call her new girl, it's
Ms. Vaughn?? She's nice...
Some of the girls say rude
things about her.
She and Bannet, they got it
going on for sure...
Paulie give it a rest! She's
just a single lady and they're
really good friends, that's it.
Don't be so mean...or
She seems nice to me, I
I'm not saying she not nice,
new girl, I'm saying she's A
LESBO!! And she has the hots
for our Tori here.
(reaches down and squishes Tori's face)
Who could blame her, right??
Paulie hits Tori on the head with a pillow. Tori looks
away smiling, then slowly picks up a pillow from the
floor and hits Paulie back.
They keep hitting each other with them. Paulie
throws a pillow over at Mouse, and they all start
LATER THAT NIGHT
Mouse wakes up and sees that Paulie and Tori
aren't in their beds, or in the room at all. She gets
up, goes to the window and looks outside. She
sees them kissing on the roof.
I wasn't really sure what I
just seen. I know this sounds,
like naive, but at first, I
mean, I thought they were like,
practicing for boys. Up in
Rainy River, you see,
nothing had really changed
INT. BEDROOM – MORNING
While Paulie, Tori and Mouse are still sleeping, Allison and her three
come barging in to wake them up.
ALLISON & FRIENDS
It's morning time you lazy sluts...
(jumps on Tori's bed)
Out of bed or we'll kick your
Allie!! Get out of my face, I
mean it!! Mary, this is my
sister Allie. She's a
moron. Aren't ya, Allie??
She has warts, like all over
her toes. Get your gross toes
outta my bed!!
Don't listen to her Mary,
my feet are perfect!
(throws a pillow at them)
Get your fat stinking butts
Allison just throws the pillow back at her... Then Paulie gets out of bed
her pillow, and starts chasing the girls away.
Out! Out! Out!! You come back
here again and I'm gonna kick
your butts!! Fuckin' teeny-
Paulie comes back into the room
(puts pillow in front her face)
Uhhhh...Fucking grow up!!!
Paulie gets back into her bed
Hey! I think it's blueberry
(covers her face with her pillow and laughs)
EXT. BEDROOM – DAY
INT. CAFETERIA – LATER
Paulie, Tori and Mouse get their food and walk over to join their friends at
their table. Paulie introduces Mary.
Hi! How are you??
This looks sooo amazing. I
could totally give my life for
Don't you love blueberry
Allie and her friends come over to join them at the table.
(to Allie & her friends)
Hey, hey, hey!! No bottom-
She starts pounding the table with her hand
Out! Out! Out! Out! Out!!
EVERYONE AT TABLE
(pounding table with their hands)
Out! Out! Out! Out! Out!!
Everyone in the room starts looking over to see what's happening. Ms.
who is sitting at another table with other teachers, starts to get up to see
what's going on, but then she sits back down. Finally Allie and her friends
up and leave.
EXT. CAFETERIA – DAY
INT. MS. BANNET'S MATH CLASS – DAY
Paulie is sitting two or three rows behind Tori, and she's peeling an
Mouse is in the same row as Paulie. Tori is talking with the girl who is
right behind her, while Ms. Bannet is trying to teach a lesson on the board.
We want to define the minimum
value of the quadratic...
function. And in order to do
this, we must complete the
square. Since we know the
leading coefficient is?...
(turns to the class)
We know this ladies...
Cordelia raises her hand.
1, yes thank you...We have half
of the linear term...the X and
Tori, who's still talking, looks over at Paulie, who is still peeling the
orange, and smiles at her, and Paulie smiles back. The teacher is still
to find more people to help solve the math problem.
To get the constant square of
Ms. Bannet looks around and sees Tori talking with the girl behind her.
She has chalk in her hand, and signals Tori to come down to the front.
You, want me to do the problem??
Yes, I want you to do the problem.
Kay, I'll try.
Paulie looks a bit concerned but keeps on peeling the orange. Tori goes to
front and looks at the chalkboard. She scratches her head and stares at the
What seems to be the delay,
I don't get it.
And what is it exactly,
(sits on her desk)
that you don't get??
The X. I mean like, where do
you get the X?? Why? What
is...What is an X?
Everyone starts to laugh. Paulie smiles, still peeling the orange.
You don't get that the X
is...Perhaps if you spent less
time gabbing, and a little
more time listening...
Everyone turns to look at Paulie.
I consider that word a punch in
the face, Ms. Bannet.
I beg your pardon Pauline??
It's a word males use to shoot
us down...to trivialize our
talking to each other...You
wanna be a part of that
Pauline Oster!! You will
not...use that kind of language
in my classroom again!
Do you hear me??
Paulie puts the orange down on her desk, gets up from her seat, and starts
walking to the front of the class.
(walking towards Paulie)
Do you hear me?? I've had it up
to here!! Up to my eye balls
with your Disrespect...
Paulie walks to the board and takes the chalk from Tori's hand. She starts
writing the answer to the math question posted on the board. She adds a 2
then a '+'.
What do you think you are doing??
I'm teaching Ms.Bannet...
something you should have been
Out of my classroom!! You will
go to Ms Vaughn's, and tell her
why you are not in my
class...and suffer the
Do you hear me??
Am I not clear??
Paulie stares at Ms. Bannet for a couple seconds, then smiles.
You have a nice day now,
Paulie winks at her, licks her lips, and then leaves the room. Tori, with
eyes to the floor, starts to smile.
INT. HALLWAY – DAY
Mouse and her friend, Kara are walking down the hall.
So, what class do you have now?
Ok, down the hall on your
right. You'll be ok??
As Mouse walks farther down the hall, she hears Ms. Vaughn and Paulie
Paulie, you know you don't
own...Victoria can speak for
MS. VAUGHN'S OFFICE
Ms. Vaughn are standing inside the office, near the door that leads to the
She has a mind of her own, she
doesn't need you to speak for
She wasn't saying anything.
(lifts her arms up)
She wasn't saying anything!!
She was saying what she wanted
She wasn't!! She was just
standing by the blackboard...
(cuts her off)
I cannot have you terrorizing
my school!! Paulie, Paulie...
IN THE HALL
Mouse is watching this from the hallway. She
leaves after a few minutes. Ms. Vaughn and Paulie
are still arguing in the office.
INT. FENCING HALL – DAY
Paulie is practicing her fencing skills with her male
teacher. After a few minutes, he knocks her sword
away and sticks his in her face. Paulie grabs it,
moves it to the side, and starts laughing...
EXT. FENCING HALL – DAY
INT. GIRLS' BEDROOM – NIGHT
The girls are in their room studying. Tori and Mouse are sitting on Tori's
while Paulie is sitting on her own.
Who wants to hear the letter to
my blood mother??
You wrote it? Did they actually
give you her address?
(takes the letter out from in between her mattresses)
No, but they said they'd send
it on for me. And if she's into
it, we could have, like a
(starts moving to the edge of her bed)
I know, that would be soo fucking...
She opens the letter.
Dear my real mother...
Don't be scared. It's totally
ok that you gave me up, you
were just a kid... I totally
understand...Don't be scared of
me...I'm not scary.
(looks up at Tori, then looks back at the letter)
I know you had a hard life, and
I had a pretty good one.
Comfortable, you know,
if a little...chilly... Well, I
imagine you living in some
basement, around Gerrard and
Parliament, selling your ass
for a living...and I...I just
thought, I would get in touch,
and we could go for a beer
sometime... Your loving
daughter, Pauline. PS: Janet,
my "fake" mother...she smiles
without her eyes, and her hands
Paulie then looks up at Tori and Mouse.
I hope she answers, P.
When she's old, I will carry
her around on my back.
You've never even met her??
(puts letter back between the mattresses)
Children's Aid took me away
when I was little. She was with
me for one whole day...every
minute...that's what they told
I never write to my mom, we
always like talk on the phone.
Maybe that's why you never say
what you mean...
I can't say what I mean, P. I
mean, how can I ever really say
to her what I mean? Even in a
letter? I mean like...Dear
Mummy I hate you...for multiple
reasons...The most recent one
being when you went on and on
about my teeth at Easter, in
front of all your gross
friends. You want me to be
like, your perfect junior
league girl...and grow up to do
charity balls, and be the
concubine of some banker, like
you. But the truth of it is,
I'm like addicted to you...like
chocolate. And like, I just
always wanna be around
you...I'm like a stupid little
puppy, and you keep kicking my
teeth with your words...no your
tone... And sometimes, I don't
know...sometimes, I wish you
Mouse is surprised that Tori said she wished her mother were dead.
Rage more, Victoria!!
I can't believe I just said that.
Then Tori gets up, runs over and jumps on Paulie, and knocks her over. They
My stepmother is always talking
about me when I'm there. I hate
it, and I hate her! I think
she's jealous of my closeness
to my dad...
Tori's mom is insanely jealous
Why would she be jealous of
(looks at Tori)
After a few seconds, Paulie leans over and kisses Tori. Mouse feels
uncomfortable, so she looks away. Tori blushes and punches Paulie in the
Mary, you didn't do your letter
Oh...she died three years
No, it's ok... I just don't see
the point of writing her a
Maybe she can hear you, you
If I did write her a letter...
(cuts her off)
Go for it!!
Member you asked me, when you
were sick, well...dying. It was
fall, October. It
was still hot that year, and
your room, smelt like sweet,
I was holding your head in my
arms, and your breathing was so
fast, and like, shallow...and
you said 'Mary...please,
remember me.' The thing is,
I do sometimes, forget what you
You really don't remember what
she looked like??
God, that's so incredibly sad.
Brave. That's your new name.
Mary B, B for Brave.
She pulls out the pillow that Tori is sitting on and throws it at Mouse.
Mouse is dead!!
(moves down the bed toward Mary)
We're glad you're our new
roommate, Mary. Aren't we,
(moves up behind Tori)
Duh!! Are you glad to be our
new roommate, Mary Brave?? Come
on. Truth be honest...
EXT. BEDROOM – NIGHT
INT. INSIDE THE CHURCH – DAY
There are a whole bunch of members in the choir,
students from the boarding school, some old men,
and Ms. Vaughn is there too. The choir members
are standing at the front of the church, on the stairs.
Paulie and Mouse are standing beside each other
in the back row. Right in front of Paulie is Tori. The
choir is singing to the hymn 'Sanctus'. Some of the
girls are playing instruments in the front. Mouse
looks over and sees Paulie reaching for Tori's
hand. Tori puts her hand behind her, and then
Paulie holds onto it.
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY – DAY
Mouse is walking down the hall and she sees Joe, the school gardener
taking a tree out from the back of his tractor. She smiles.
OUTSIDE IN THE YARD
Ummm...Excuse me... I was just
(he turns to face Mouse)
You like to garden??
Yea!! Yes...I used to it
everyday, from like April till
it snowed with my
mother...before she passed
away...a couple of years ago...
I'm sorry to hear that.
So, I was wondering, if maybe
you could use some help
sometime?? Or if you'd rather
not, that's totally fine...
No, no, that's ok! That'd be
nice...That's the first time in
20 years that one of the girls
offered... It's like a sign
coming ...you know, like a
dawning of a new age...
I'm just kidding. I'll run it
by Faye...I mean Ms. Vaughn,
the head mistress, but I think
she'll be okay with it.
Mouse turns around, and starts walking away.
What's your name??
'In transition'? I like that...
(crouches on the ground)
Is that with a 'ph' or an 'f'?
(starts to laugh)
Mouse looks confused. He stops laughing after he sees she doesn't get it.
You're a...you're a bit of a
thinker, aren't you?
I don't know...
Well, you are...
Okay, 'in transition,' I'll be
expecting you. Don't forget to
bring a pair of gloves...
Mouse smiles, and then walks away.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD – DAY
INT. FRONT PORCH – EVENING
Paulie and Tori are sitting on a bench outside. Paulie is leaning against
and they're both sharing a cigarette. They are talking about how to spend
She's been planning this trip
to Italy all year. I can't just
tell her and say, sorry mom,
trip's off, I'm going tree-
planting out west with
(takes a drag)
(she leans in closer to Paulie's ear)
You know what I wanna do, but I
can't... She's been acting
really strange lately, Paulie.
And I don't know, I havta spend
time with her. Besides, we're
going to be together in the
fall at McGill, we'll be so
They both smile.
(gives cigarette to Tori)
I'm going to plant 3000 trees a
day. And get a golden shovel
They both start laughing.
EXT. PORCH – EVENING
INT. GIRLS BEDROOM – NIGHT
Paulie and Tori are making love in Tori's bed. It's very dark in the room.
is sleeping and is unaware of what is happening in the other bed. (The song
'Beautiful' is playing.) Paulie is lying down on the bed, and Tori is
her body. Paulie then sits up and starts kissing Tori's body. Then they both
down and kiss each other even more.
INT. SCHOOL YARD – MORNING
Joe is outside, unraveling hoses, and watering the grass.
INT. THE BEDROOM – MORNING
Mouse's alarm clock goes off. She sits up and turns it off. She rubs her
and looks over at Tori's bed. Paulie, who is still in Tori's bed, hears the
alarm and sits up... She sees Paulie & Tori in bed together naked, with the
blankets wrapped around them.
Oh, uhhh...sh...She gets
Mouse just nods, and gets out of bed. Paulie and Tori start laughing.
Mouse goes to the sink to wash her face... She wets her face, and looks in
EXT. BEDROOM – MORNING
INT. WOODS – DAY
Tori, Paulie, and Mouse go out jogging. Tori notices that Mouse and isn't
speaking, and she looks as if she's having a difficult time breathing.
Shall we go easy today for Mary
You're gonna love it in here,
it's soo cool!!
Tori looks over at Mouse, and sees that she's struggling to keep up.
You ok?? Coach says you should
be able to speak easily...
Ok, no pain, no gain, Mary
You're doing pretty good for
your first time out though,
wouldn't you say,
I say we're doing like, 7 1,
No way Tor. We're like 9 at the
fastest. We're draggin' our
Suddenly they hear the crying sounds of a bird. They stop running and see
bird standing on the ground in the leaves. It looks like it might be hurt.
Whoa, whoa!! Oh shit!!
Oh my god! It's soo beautiful
Tori steps forward.
(she puts her arm back in front of Tori).
Don't touch it, if you don't
wanna get bit.
I wasn't gonna to touch it.
Leave it to me. Ok?? Ok, I'll
take care of it.
I said just leave it to me!!
I'll meet up with you later.
Come on...when she gets
something in her head...
Tori and Mouse leave into the woods.
FARTHER INTO THE WOODS
As Tori and Mouse are running back to the dorm, they run into Jake, Phil and
John, who are also out jogging.
I was wondering if you lovely
girls wanna smoke a split with
Uhhh, thanks, but we're on training...
Hey, aren't you Tim Moller's
Yeah, I'm Tori and this is
Jake shakes both of their hands.
I'm Jake, Holander and that's
John and that idiot, is Phil.
BACK WITH PAULIE IN THE WOODS
Paulie is still with the bird, and she's trying to pet it. After she pets
the bird moves, and she takes her hand away. There is a close up on the
eyes, then Paulie's. She pets the bird again...
BACK WITH TORI AND THE GUYS
So anyway, we gotta get
Hey Tori! Isn't Tim's 18th
coming up?? Down at the
Yea, yea it is.
Sounds like a good time. Are
you gonna be there??
Anyways, we gotta go...
Tori and Mouse wave to them. Then walk away...
Well, I hope to see you there, Tori.
When the girls leave, Phil teases Jake
I hope to see you there, Tori.
They all start laughing, and Jake shoves Phil. They start running into the
A GRASS FIELD
Mouse and Tori are still on their way back to the school.
I think he likes you.
You know who.
They like my tits. They all
like my tits.
So you gonna go?
To your brother's birthday
And have all those gross guys
groping me?? No thanks!! I'd
rather stay home and do math.
I wonder where Paulie is with
EXT. WOODS – DAY
INT. SCHOOL ROOM – DAY
Paulie is sitting at a desk, reading a book about birds. There is bird stuff
over the room, like pictures, books, stuffed birds. And there is a piano
played in the background.
INT. THEIR BEDROOM – DAY
Paulie is trying to build a house for the injured falcon. She takes one of
drawers from the wooden closet, empties it out on her bed, and then puts it
Tori's bed. She taps the box, then goes over to the shelf and gets a
bag to cover it up with. Tori comes in from the shower with a towel wrapped
around her head.
Oh my God! Is that for the
Tori puts her other towel on the chair, and walks over to the mirror.
If they can see too much, they
freak out and go psycho.
(looking at Paulie through the mirror)
Do you think the bird will fly
Don't worry, I'll take care of
Tori takes the towel off her head and runs her fingers through her hair.
This is gonna be way, way
Tori looks at Paulie in the mirror, turns around and walks over to where
is, takes her arm and pulls Paulie towards her.
Tori touches Paulie's face and kisses her.
I would soo totally loose it
without you, P.
Paulie smiles then they kiss
EXT. BEDROOM – DAY
INT. WOODS – DAY
Paulie is with the falcon, and she brought the box with the sleeping bag.
tries to put the falcon in there, but it flies out. She puts food in her
and calls it over. It comes, and she tries to put it in the box again. This
it stays. She covers the hole with a flap from the sleeping bag. She takes a
knife from under her pant leg and cuts the rope.
Then she starts lifting the box up in the air with the rope.
EXT. WOODS – DAY
INT. GARDEN IN FRONT OF SCHOOL – DAY
Mouse and Joe are planting flowers
My mother, she really liked to
get her hands dirty...I was
always afraid of like, worm
Worm eggs?? Do worms lay eggs?
I think so...or no?
I don't know...
I don't think they lay eggs, I
think they just woos up out of
the earth...Your mother, she
sounds pretty interesting. I
like a woman who doesn't mind
getting her hands dirty...
Yea! She would say 'hey, don't
worry! It's a clean dirty'
She was funny...
Every year in the spring, she
would wake me up the in the
morning, and she would whisper
in my ear 'the first crocus is
here'. And we would go outside
in our nightgowns, in our bare
And uh...get your feet dirty
They both start laughing.
INT. GIRLS BEDROOM – NIGHT
Paulie, Tori & Mouse are rearranging the furniture in their room. They put
the 'Add It Up' tape and start singing along with it. First, they move the
and chair away from the window. Then they move the bed to where the desk and
chair used to be. Mouse goes over to the tape player and turns up the music.
Paulie starts dancing and playing an imaginary guitar. Tori moves the night
table beside the bed. Mouse moves the chair while Paulie moves the desk to
the bed used to be and when she goes past Tori, she slaps Tori's butt.
LATER THAT NIGHT
Tori and Mouse are in their beds sleeping, while Paulie is sitting on the
windowsill beside her bed smoking a cigarette. There's a dream catcher
on the window beside her. She puts out the cigarette, gets up, and closes
curtain. Then she grabs her backpack. Tori starts to move in her bed, so
stops walking and waits until Tori stops moving. Then Paulie walks out of
INT. SCHOOL LAB – NIGHT
Paulie picks out a black & white mouse by its tail from the cage, and tries
put it in her pocket. She has to try a couple times, before it gets in there
INT. WOODS – NIGHT
Then Paulie goes running across the field, and into the woods with her arms
stretched out sideways pretending she was a bird.
Later on, she is sitting in a tree teaching the bird to fly. The falcon is
sitting on her arm, and then it flies down to the ground.
It's eating the mouse Paulie brought for it. And she laughs while it's
because she's happy that it's getting better.
INT. GIRLS BEDROOM – NIGHT
Paulie goes back to her room with her shoes in her hand. She puts her
on the floor. She takes off her pants and shirt, and drops them on the
She goes into Tori's bed and gets under the covers with her. Tori then rolls
the other side of the bed with her back to Paulie. Paulie rolls on top of
Tori, I love you.
Tori wakes up. They both giggle and kiss. Mouse turns around and looks over
them, then looks up.
I don't know if they know that
I can hear, or just pretended
they didn't know...but after a
while, it was kind of, I don't
know...ok. Their sounds, their
whispers, their shadows, became
kind of, well, just like part
of my dreams or something...
just the way things
INT. GIRLS BEDROOM – MORNING
Allison and her three friends come barging in the room again, just like they
ALLIE & FRIENDS
It's morning time you lazy...
They see Paulie and Tori together naked under the sheets.
Then they run out of the room, and leave Allie there. She is completely
and speechless about what she sees.
Bedford, shut the door Paulie
sits up and looks at Allison
Look...your, your...your sister
like...she's like, screaming in
Allison is just standing there, staring at Paulie and
Tori. She is shocked by what she's seeing, and doesn't know what to say.
(looks at Mouse, and points at the door)
Mouse gets out of her bed
It isn't...it really isn't what
She pushes Allison out of the room
Paulie touches Tori's face with her hand
(pushes her hand away)
Get out of my bed!!
Relax, she'll get over it...
You don't know Allison!! Ok,
she'll go hysterical! She's
gonna go straight to mom and
So?? Fuck it!!! It's the 21st
century, all right!! Tori looks
very worried and scared.
You don't understand...
Paulie lies down behind her, and sighs.
You just don't understand...
EXT. BEDROOM – MORNING
INT. IN FRONT OF SCHOOL – DAY
Tori is outside talking to Allison
I swear to god Allie! She just
crawled into my bed. I didn't
even know she was there...
She crawled into your bed??
I think she has a crush on me,
or something. But I told her
I'm not like that...
Tori, that's disgusting!! Why
don't you do something?? Tell
Vaughn, and have her kicked
I feel sorry for her, being
adopted and everything...
Tori, you are too nice!!
So, you'll tell your friends,
right?? You'll tell them the
truth. That I'm not like that.
Of course!! I can't believe I
ever thought you were...
And mom and dad, you're not
gonna tell them anything,
No Tor...But, are you sure that
(cuts her off)
Allie!!! I love guys! I'm boy-
crazy if anything. Actually,
there's this really cute guy,
from R.A.B, I met the other
day, Jake, and he is soo
totally in love with me...
Yea? You gonna go out with him??
Are you kidding?? We're going
to Tim's party together,
Allison!! Come on!
(leans down and picks up her backpack)
Don't worry Tor, I'll
straighten everything out.
Allison runs to meet her friends
Tori starts walking the other way and seconds later she bursts into tears.
song 'Beautiful' comes on again.) She puts her hand in front of her mouth,
she's crying, and keeps walking...
INT. HALLWAY – DAY
Mouse is walking over to her locker. She opens it and takes out an envelope.
('Beautiful' is still playing)
IN THE CAFETERIA – LATER ON
Paulie is sitting alone with her food in front of her.
Tori and Mouse walk in, each with a food tray in her hands. Paulie waves at
them. Tori doesn't look at Paulie, instead she walks right past her. Allison
her friends turn around, and stare at Paulie as she's waving.
Tori! Tori goes over to
Cordelia's table and sits in
front of her. Mouse goes to
where Paulie is sitting and
sits beside her. Paulie looks
over at Tori, and is upset that
she's not sitting with her.
So, how are you??
Look, first of all, whatever
they're saying is trash
talk...stupid...I know you guys
won't listen to it...
Of course not...But, even if it
was true, I'd be like, so??
But, it's not true...
Like, my aunt is gay, like get
Yea, but I'm not...totally...so...
No, I know...
AT THE OTHER TABLE
She's upset. Give her time.
Bedford, this is a dark day.
Paulie puts a slice of cucumber in her mouth.
INT. MS. VAUGHN'S SHAKESPEARE CLASS – DAY
Ms. Vaughn is reciting passages from Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra'.
'Darkling stand the varying
shores of the world...O Antony,
Antony, Antony!!' Ah? Her
beloved is dying, you see? And
so she calls upon the sun
to...burn the whole sphere! The
world...her feeling is, how can
there be an exchange when such
Paulie is really into the whole discussion.
(interrupts Ms. Vaughn)
Listen to this!! A little later
'Shall I abide in this DULL
world which in THY absence is
no better than a sty?'
Sty?? I like that... And then
later she says... 'The crown o'
the earth doth melt. And
there is nothing left remarkable
beneath the visiting moon.'
I know that...
Paulie looks to her left where Tori is sitting. Tori covers her face with
hand, trying not to let Paulie see her face.
Yes, oh yes...Eventually we all
(walks over to chalk board)
You see what this is all about is love!!
(writes love on the blackboard)
Mad, passionate love, that
crosses all boundaries...And
that's why we still relate
to it today... Who among us has
not felt passion?? And there
are some that would
say that umm...love is...tired,
umm, well...a social construct
if you will... What
do you girls think? Lauren??
When my father left my mother
for his girlfriend, he said it
was love. But it was obvious to
everyone that it was, well,
Some of the girls start to laugh.
I think love is sex...
I think it's like, projection.
Like a mirage in the desert,
you see what you wanna see in
the person, you know?
No, no, no...It's a chemical
high, induced by your bodies,
so you'll wanna make babies...
Love is money...
As the girls are talking about what they think love means, Paulie gets upset
what they are saying...
(looks around at everyone)
Liar! Liar! Liar! Liar! You
hold your heads up in your
assholes because LOVE IS!
It just IS!!! And nothing you
can say can make it go away!.
Because it is the point of why
we are here. It is the highest
point and once you are up
there, looking down at everyone
else, you're there forever...
Then Paulie looks over at Tori again. But Tori looks the other way...
If you move, right? You
fall...you fall... Tori is
still covering her face with
her hand, trying not to cry.
Yes Paulie...I think you may be right...
INT. SCHOOL LIBRARY – DAY
Tori is talking to Mouse, and they are sitting at a desk on the side. As
starts to talk, a girl from another table looks over at her.
Listen Mary, I have to talk to
you about Paulie. I know this
whole thing must be weird for
you, and I'm sorry...But like,
you are the only person who I
can really... Look, you don't
know my parents. They are
super, super straight and
religious, and they would
literally never speak to me
again. And I need them to be a
part of my life. I couldn't
deal with losing them. I
love Paulie, you know that I
do. She's my best friend in the
world, and probably the only
person that I'll ever love
like in the way that Cleopatra...
(starts to cry)
And to her...it's like I'm
choking...like I'm not in the
breathing world. And it's like
there's this life that we're
supposed to live, ok?
Like, this dream that my
mother and father have for
me. And even though it is
killing me...even though it's
killing me, Mary, I will never
be the same goofy, loving Tori
with her ever... I cannot be
with her ever! Not ever, ever
Paulie is gonna take this very
hard. Ok? She is really
sensitive. She's really gonna
need a loyal friend. She will need you
more than anybody, will ever
need you, Mary. Do you think
you can you handle this??
EXT. LIBRARY – DAY
INT. GIRLS BEDROOM – NIGHT
Tori is sitting on the foot of her bed, and putting on makeup. Paulie is
at the edge of her bed, holding a book, and watching Tori.
Why you putting that shit on,
Because I'm going out.
Oh, where are you going??
Just out...with a friend...
Just a friend of mine, ok??
I'm just interested to know,
Yea well, friends respect each
(looks at Paulie through the mirror)
Yea, friends. We're all friends
(looks at Mouse)
Aren't we, Mary B??
Mouse, who just came out of the shower, is standing by the mirror. And she
nods her head.
We're not just friends.
I'm sorry, Paulie...
Tori gets up and leaves the room. Mouse goes over to Paulie and sits beside
on the bed.
Are you okay??
That brightness eh?? In her
eyes, that brightness like my
fake mother's, that
brightness when she lies...
Written on the wall behind Paulie's bed, it says:
"My bounty is as boundless like the sea
my love is deep. The more I give to thee,
The more I have for thee, for both..."
LATER ON THAT SAME NIGHT
Mouse is sleeping, and Paulie is sitting in her bed smoking, waiting for
get back. She puts out the cigarette in the ashtray, gets up, grabs her
and runs off into the woods to the falcon.
IN THE WOODS – NIGHT
Paulie is with the falcon, and she's feeding it.
(opens the flap, and gives it some food)
You grow up big and strong, so
you can fly away from here...
The bird comes out of the box and goes to the ground. Paulie is calling it
We will fly away from
here...fly away from here
forever... yea, we'll fly far
away from here
IN ANOTHER PART OF THE WOODS
Tori is walking back from the party with Jake.
INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT
Mouse wakes up, and looks at the clock. It's 1:37. She notices that Paulie &
Tori aren't in their beds. She puts on a sweater, takes out flashlight and
INT. WOODS BY THE SCHOOL – NIGHT
Mouse is walking around outside, and then she sees Jake and Tori kissing
a tree. She just stands there and watches them. The falcon squawks, and
looks over toward the sound, then looks back at Tori and Jake.
Before tonight, I never...I
never had any feeling down
there at all...I was... like a
wooden doll, without any blood
in my body. But that night...
that night, I started to feel
the blood moving...
Suddenly Mouse hears louder shrieking sounds from the falcon. Then she sees
Paulie running towards the school. Mouse runs away after her.
EXT. WOODS – NIGHT
INT. BEDROOM – LATER ON THAT NIGHT
Tori walks in quietly, carrying her shoes. Paulie is awake in her bed, lying
face down, and holding a pillow by her face. Tori takes a sleeping shirt
under her pillow, then goes and sits at the foot of her bed, and starts
changing. Paulie lifts her head a bit, and looks over at Tori.
Have a good time??
It's none of your business
You lied to me...
I said I was going out with a
friend, and that's what I
Do you always fuck your friends
up against trees??
My life is none of your
business, Paulie! And you had
no right to spy on me...
Tori, everything you do is my
business! You are my business,
and I am yours!!
If I ever catch you spying on
Are you gonna see him again??
Tori goes over to Paulie, and sits on the bed beside her.
Listen, Paulie, it's time
we...we grew out of this.
It...it's not right anymore. I
just wanna be friends, ok??
She puts her hand on Paulie's shoulder.
(her face is in her pillow)
This is not happening...
(Tori puts her hand on Paulie's shoulder)
Paulie gets up, kneels on the bed behind Tori, puts her arms around Tori and
hugs her. Tori takes Paulie's arms off of her, and tries to get away.
Let go of me, please...
Paulie then grabs Tori's hand. Mouse looks over and watches them.
Is this about Allison??
Your parents? Please...
Tori pulls away, walks over to her own bed and lies down, with her back
Mouse is awake the whole time, and is listening to the conversation.
OUTSIDE BY A SCHOOL WALL
Paulie is crying by herself, and at the same time, Tori is lying in her bed
awake. Paulie stays out there for a while, and cries... ('You Had Time' is
INT. SCHOOL MAILBOXES – MORNING
Paulie and Mouse are walking down the hall, and they're on their way to
mailboxes. Allison and her friend who are at their mailboxes, look over at
Paulie and start to laugh. Paulie just ignores them. She slides the key in
mailbox, opens it, and sees that it's empty. She slams the door closed, and
walks away. Mouse opens her mailbox and takes out a package of seeds that
father had sent her, and pours some into her
A few seconds later, Allison and her friend
What's that Mary??
Oh, uh...some, some seeds...for
you know...the garden out
Seeds...that's better then what
my mother gets me. Oh my god,
her taste is like soo Ralph
I hope you don't think that I'm
like, budding in but, I thought
you should know, people are
saying, like, not very nice
Well, because of the way that
you're hanging with Paulie.
They think that you're, that
you must be like her. Everybody
knows that she practically
raped my sister! Tori said that
she crawled into bed naked with
Well, Paulie's my friend!! So,
I guess I doesn't really matter
what other people think!!!
Mouse takes the key out of her locker, then
leaves. Allie and her friend stand there and start
EXT. HALLWAY – DAY
INT. SCHOOL GARDEN – DAY
Mouse goes to see Joe, the gardener, to bring him the seeds that she got. He
shoveling dirt into the flower bed.
How much does is matter what
other people think??
Well, it depends on how much
they're paying ya, I guess...
How much they paying ya??
My father sent me some
seeds...I was wondering if
maybe I could plant them
(puts some dirt in the flowers)
In the dirt's usually a good
Let's see what you got...
(takes a seed from the envelope)
They both start laughing.
INT. SOCCER FIELD – DAY
The girls are outside getting ready to play soccer. Tori is talking with the
other girls about sex and boys.
Jake's hands are magic...He
knows exactly where to touch
Teenage boys are soo clumsy...
No! He's soo perfect, you
wouldn't believe it...He's
like...like a sculptor.
Roger...well, Roger's no
sculptor...more like a...he's
more like a plumber...
Mike finishes as soon as he's
That's what you get with mating
with a 16 year old...
Oh man! Jake can go on all
night. He's a total man...
Paulie and Mouse, who are not too far away from them, can hear everything
are saying. Paulie looks over at Tori, and she looks like she's in pain.
never looks at Paulie, she keeps talking about Jake. Mouse is trying to
Paulie by rubbing her shoulder.
The whistle blows, and the soccer practice begins. Paulie has the ball
and starts kicking it.
(yells out to others)
Rush it!! Come on get off it!!
Paulie has an intense look on her face, while she is running on the field.
is running really hard, and she doesn't seem to care who gets in her way.
she looses the ball, she runs off the field.
IN THE WOODS – LATER
Paulie changes her clothes, and she puts on the hooded gray sweatshirt
She has her knapsack on, and she runs into the woods to feed the falcon.
The falcon is sitting on a branch , which is low to the ground. Paulie gives
You wouldn't take it lying
down, would you?? If some girl
bird broke up with you...You
wouldn't just lie there and
squawk...You would fly to the
highest branch and swoop your
lady love back again under your
wings. You'd fly away through
the sky. You wouldn't just lie
down and take it...like a
INT. BEDROOM – DAY
Paulie is looking at herself in the mirror. She puts up her hair to see what
would look like, if it was short. Then she takes the mirror off the wall,
at herself in it for a couple more seconds, then slams it against the other
wall, near in the doorway. It breaks, and there is broken glass all over the
floor. She throws the rest of it away behind
Mouse is running up the stairs...she's coming back from the soccer practice.
When she comes into the room , she sees the broken glass all over the floor.
(surprised and shocked)
(turns around and looks at Mouse)
Pick up a shard!
Mouse looks at Paulie with a weird and scared look on her face.
I said pick up a shard!!!
Mouse picks a piece up and gives it to Paulie. Paulie takes it, then grabs
Mouse's hand and cuts it with the glass. Then Paulie cuts her own hand. She
her bleeding palm against Mouse's palm
Our blood runs together, right?
blood of the raptor...
Then she picks up another piece of glass from the floor...
(gives the glass to Mouse)
Now cut off my hair.
Paulie takes a chair, and sits down on it
Cuz, I'm going to war...
I got nothing to lose now...
Paulie, this is crazy!!
Paulie? Is this for Tori??
Paulie holds out her hair.
Just cut off my hair!!!!
She wants a guy, Paulie ...not
a girl with hacked hair...
Paulie gets up from the chair and pushes Mouse hard.
You don't know anything about
Mouse falls hard on the floor, and hits a small table that's behind her.
gets up and is startled...
I'm sorry, ok?...I just gotta
get her back...
Paulie, listen to me! Tori is
not a lesbian, so you should
just forget about her, ok??
Lesbian? Lesbian?? Are you
fucking kidding me?? You think
I'm a lesbian??
You're a girl in love with a
girl, aren't you??
No!!! I'm Paulie in love with
Tori, remember? And Tori
is...she IS in love with
me because, she is mine and I
am hers and neither of us are
Paulie knocks everything off the desk in front of heer, and then she drops
a chair. She is about to cry. She rubs her face and looks to the side. Then
looks over at Mouse, and sighs...
INT. LIBRARY – LATER
Tori is studying and so are some of the other girls. Ms. Bannet is in there
As you are looking at Tori, you can see someone walking up the stairs behind
her. Tori turns around to look. Paulie arrives in her white fencing outfit,
she's holding a sword.
She goes over to where Tori is sitting and kneels down beside her. She gets
on one knee, and puts one hand on the table, and the other hand holding a
She kneels there and stares at Tori for a couple seconds.
'I will make me a willow cabin
at your gate and call upon my
soul within the house. I will
write loyal cantons of
condemned love and sing them
loud even in the dead of
She gets up on the table, in front of Tori and looks down at her. Tori tries
cover her face with her hand.
'I will howl your name to the
reverberate hills and make
babbling gossip of the
air cry out, Victoria!!'
Ms. Bannet comes over to the table
Paulie, why don't you come
Paulie stops and doesn't move. Ms. Bannet touches her wrist, but Paulie
away, and turns to Ms Bannet with an evil look
on her face. You can hear a bird flying away in the background.
Don't ever touch a raptor...
Then Paulie walks from table to table, jumps to the floor and storms out of
library. Tori takes a deep breath, and is shaken up about what just
INT. FENCING ROOM – DAY
Paulie is fencing with another girl, and she is really intense about it.
Ms. Vaughn and Ms. Bannet are there watching her.
I should have seen it coming...
I saw it coming. I told you it
was coming. It's still
Paulie takes off her mask, looks out the window and sees Tori and Jake
together and laughing. Then she continues fencing with her partner.
Paulie is getting angrier, and then she kicks her partner hard.
INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT
Mouse and Tori are sleeping. Paulie comes over to Tori's bed, she lifts the
cover up, climbs into the bed, and gets on top of Tori.
I bet he doesn't know how to do
what I can do for you...
Paulie starts to kiss Tori on her chin...Tori tries to push Paulie off.
Paulie starts kissing and touching her. Tori moans... Tori pushes Paulie off
her, and then sits up.
There'll be no more of this,
Mouse is awake, and she looks over to Tori's bed and listens.
I love Jake!!
Paulie doesn't say anything. She just sits beside Tori on the bed.
Tori gets out of bed and stands on the floor with her back to Paulie.
Paulie kneels on the bed and leans forward.
Tori turns to Paulie then kneels down to face her. She puts one hand on
Paulie, listen to me ok??
because I'm gonna say this once
and never, ever again. I will
never love anybody the way I
love you...Never...You know
that, and I know that, and I
will die knowing that, ok?? But
it just can never, it just can
never, ever, forever be. Do you
It just can never, ever,
She kisses Paulie. Tori gets up and Paulie holds on to her hand, but Tori
it away. Paulie leans over on the bed face down and
starts to cry.
INT. CAFETERIA – MORNING
Paulie is sitting at a table by herself in the cafeteria. Her hair is messy
uncombed. Mouse starts to walk over with her food tray.
Hey Mary! How did you do on
that Geography test??
Mouse goes over and sits with Tori. Kara and Cordelia walk by laughing.
stares at Mouse and Tori, and she's not very happy. She
hears someone laughing from another table, and she looks over. And then she
looks straight ahead.
Go ahead. Laugh!! It's ok!! If
you wanna laugh, laugh!!
What's so funny??? She gets up
from her seat, and walks to the
I know...I'm funny!!! Ha, ha,
ha, ha!! Ha ha ha ha ha!!
Ms. Bannet starts walking over to her
Ha, ha, ha, ha!!
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Paulie, that's enough!!!
Ms. Bannet comes over and then Paulie grabs the food cart,
lifts it and throws it on the floor. Then Paulie
runs out of the cafeteria, and slams the door open in the process. Ms.
standing by one of the doors, and she watches as Paulie runs by...
EXT. CAFETERIA – DAY
INT. MS. VAUGHN'S OFFICE – DAY
Paulie is sitting in a chair, her hair is still all messed up, and she looks
Your parents are very worried
about you, Paulie.
They say you don't return their
I have no parents!!
(by the window)
I had, what used to be called a
nervous breakdown once, when I
was a few years older than you
(sits down at her desk)
Someone got me help, and
looking back Paulie, I am very
glad they did...Because if they
hadn't...I don't know... It
was...like I was a car...with no
Shall I abide in this dull
world, which in her absence is
no better than a sty??
They both look at each other...
INT. WOODS – DAY
Paulie is out with the falcon again, trying to help it fly.
You will not fall...
Then she throws the bird up, and it flies to a branch. She whistles then
her arm out in front of her.
Then she whistles again.
The falcon flies over to her, and lands on her arm. Then she laughs...
INT. MS. VAUGHN'S SHAKESPEARE CLASS - DAY
Ms. Vaughn is reciting passages from Macbeth to the
class. Paulie is mouthing the words.
'Come, you spirits that tend on
mortal thoughts, unsex me here;
and fill me, from the crown to
the toe, top-full of direst
cruelty! make thick my blood,
stop up the access and passage
to remorse, that no
compunctious visiting of
nature shake my fell purpose.
Come to my woman's breasts, and
take my milk for gall, your
murdering ministers, wherever
in your sightless substances
you wait on nature's mischief!
Come, thick night, and pall
thee in the dunnest smoke of
hell that my keen knife see not
the wound it makes nor heaven
peep through the blanket of the
dark to cry, "Hold, hold!"'
Now, does anyone know what our
friend Lady M, is on about??
Cordelia, who is starring into space, and looks like she
would rather be somewhere else, gets startled and
then puts on her glasses.
Everyone laughs. But Paulie just rolls her eyes...
Oh, well, I've never heard that
interpretation before...Oh, but
it doesn't make it invalid,
Cordelia... Tell us more...
Well just...all the blood...
Thinking about out lunch, were
we Cordelia, hmm? Again...
Paulie??...You look like you
were involved with the piece...
Actually, I was just thinking
whether the Jays are gonna take
the World Series again.
I don't believe you Paulie. I
saw you listening...
You can go fuck yourself
She gets up, storms out of the room, and slams the
door shut. Mouse and Tori look at each other. The
class starts to get restless.
Ah, ah, ahh...Paulie is going
through a difficult time...
Now, shall, I offer up my
think, that Lady Macbeth...
(cuts her off)
She wants to get up the guts.
To do what she has to do...Only
the girl part of her doesn't
have the guts...so she says
turn my milk to gall, and I
think gall is poison... But
then what would happen to the
baby?? The baby would die...And
she wants not to care about
that...She wants not to
care...to be like a guy, like a
man...Men don't care see...
LATER IN THE HALLWAY
Tori and Mouse have left Ms. Vaughn's Shakespeare class and are coming down
I liked what you said about
I wanna be unsexed, or
whatever...Anyway, it all just
causes so much trouble, you
Tori sees Paulie at her mailbox, and she tries to avoid her.
I'll see you later!
Tori walks the other way.
Paulie pulls out an envelope from her mailbox. The letter is from the people
that are trying to help her find her birth mother. Paulie is really excited.
walks over to Mouse.
Yea, right now!!
(opens the letter and reads it).
Dear Ms. Oster. After much
difficulty, we have located
your birth mother... but we
regret to inform you that she
does not wish to be contacted
by you at this time...
By now the smile from Paulie's face has disappeared.
Do you want me to keep
Paulie shakes her head and takes the letter from Mouse's hand. She is really
upset. She turns around and faces the other way...She is about to cry.
(touches Paulie's shoulder)
No...what? She has a life!! She
has a right to a fucking
Paulie walks away and slams her hand hard against the bulletin board. Mouse
watches her leave, then turns around and walks away...
OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL
Paulie runs outside through the schoolyard, with her head down, and she
into Ms. Vaughn, and almost knocks her over. Ms. Vaughn drops everything
she was carrying. Paulie goes back and helps her pick up stuff from the
Uhh...You should have gotten
out of my way, man!!
I've been looking everywhere
I'm sorry I said go fuck
yourself in class there...I was
way outta line. You can
give me a detention...
Give me two!!
I know someone, Paulie. A
friend of mine that can really
Help me what??
Ms. Vaughn tries to touch Paulie, but she moves away.
Help you deal...
I think only people that lie to
themselves need help, Faye!!
Believe me please... I know
what you're going through...
No, you don't!!
Love can be a...a very painful
experience. I know...
(she leans in closer and whispers)
You don't know anything...
Yes Paulie...I think I know...
She's the only person who ever
loved me, you know?? I think
I'll die without her...
Then Paulie turns around and runs away.
INT. R.A.B, THE BOYS SCHOOL – DAY
Paulie goes over, and sees a younger male student walking outside.
Hey kid!! You know Jake
Holander in senior year??
Yea, I know him...
(pulls out a letter)
All right, give this to him or
I'll kick your butt!!
The boy walks away down the driveway
Jake, you butthole!! Saturday.
Noon, dark noon for you. East
side ravine...Dual to the
death for the heart of my
Truly, Paulie 'The Raptor.'
INT. BOYS SCHOOL – FOOTBALL FIELD – LATER ON
The guys are on the field practicing football. Jake, John, and Phil are
on the bleachers. Jake is holding the letter from Paulie.
She's fuckin' fried, man!!
She sound's really unstable, I
don't think you should do it...
She's making Tori's life hell.
Why doesn't Tori just cut her
She's too nice!! That's the way
Come on man!! Do it for Tori!!
Do it for your woman!
A duel sounds like fun.
EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD – DAY
INT. GIRLS ROOMS – NIGHT
The girls are preparing for the party, putting on their clothes and makeup.
Paulie isn't there with the girls though.
AT THE PARTY – LATER
Mouse is waiting for her father to come. She is sitting at a table with Tori
her dad, Bruce.
He's never been on time for
anything in his life...
Oh, he could be caught in
traffic. It could be really bad
coming down here this time of
Yea, for sure...
The teachers are walking around and talking to all the parents...The girls
all walking around and talking to each other too...
Hello, Ms. Bannet! How are you?
Two girls run up to a waiter, and take drinks off the tray...
INT. SCHOOL PARKING LOT
Mouse goes out to see if her father has arrived yet, but he hasn't. ('River
Waltz' is playing.)
BACK AT THE PARTY
(to her father)
I wanna dance...
(takes her hand)
Well, let's go then...
While Tori is dancing with her father, Paulie appears at the party dressed
As she is walking in, everyone is looking at her. She walks over to where
and her father are, and just stands there staring at Tori. A few seconds
Bruce looks over at Paulie. Then Tori looks over too. Paulie steps in closer
Good evening Victoria. Hello
Bruce...I wonder if I might cut
This is a joke, right
Joke?? I'm asking
you...nicely...can I dance with
your daughter please??
I'm afraid I don't think that's
appropriate, and I don't think
Victoria does either, so...
She cuts in anyway, and shoves Bruce out of the way. They are dancing
now. And by now, mostly everyone at the party is watching.
Are you crazy??
What?? You don't like dancing??
You used to love to dance with
me on the roof...remember??
Don't make this difficult...
You love me Tori!!
Like a friend...
As a lover. Say it! I'm in love
with you Paulie!!
You say it or I'll stop this
dance right now!!!
Everyone looks over at them...
Then say it!!...say it...
Tori looks at her father then looks back at Paulie.
No!! You tell anyone whatever
She leaves Paulie alone in the middle of the dance floor and then goes over
her father. Her father asks her something and Tori shakes her head.
No, it's ok...
Tori walks away, and her father follows behind her. Paulie is still standing
there, and she starts to cry. Ms. Vaughn comes up behind her.
(tries to grab Paulie)
Paulie grabs her, spins around with her, and then runs from the party. Ms.
Bannet walks over to Ms. Vaughn
Paulie runs out onto the grass, screaming...
INT. PARTY – LATER
Mouse is walking outside and crying, while the
party is still going on. Her father did not show up.
Paulie is outside, leaning against a tree. She sees
Mouse walking by.
Mary Brave....let's go!!
They both run off into the woods.
Have you ever been really
thirsty, and you opened a
carton of milk and poured it in
your mouth, and it's... sour??
That's what happened inside
INT. THE WOODS – NIGHT
I've never been so tired...
(calls for the falcon)
The falcon flies over and lands on her gloved hand.
He can fly! Hey! You taught him
The bird flies away.
He's gonna show us the way,
Mouse, where is your father??
Did I see you cry?? Did you cry
like a girl?? Like a girly,
girly girl? (walks around the
tree) I've been crying, too,
Mary B. I've been crying like a
girly girl, sucky suck for
weeks now!! And it's
time...it's time for the
raptor...Are you with me?? I
hate my father!! Say it, it's
easy...come on...Say I HATE MY
I hate ...
I wish he were dead! I hate him!!
I HATE MY FUCKING ASSHOLE,
FUCKING FATHER!!!!! I HATE
Paulie starts reciting some passages from Macbeth
Unsex me here. And take my milk
for gall. Fill me from crown to
toe top full with direst
cruelty...come on!! Say that!!
Say it to the raptor!!
Unsex...unsex me here, and take
my milk for gall...
Make thick my blood!!!...
Make thick my blood!!...
(gives Mouse the glove)
Feed the raptor!
Oh yes, you can!!.
Mouse takes the glove and puts her right hand in it. Paulie gives her the
for the bird.
Fill me from crown to toe top
full with direst cruelty...Come
on say that!! and feed the
Fill me full from crown to toe
top, full with direst
Mouse takes the food and raises her hand. The bird
comes and lands on her hand, takes the food and
Are you ready Mary B?? Ready
for dark noon??
Are you ready for anything??
Paulie puts her arm over Mouse's shoulders and they go back to the school.
EXT. WOODS – NIGHT
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY – MORNING
Paulie is wearing a piece of reddish purple cloth
around her head. Then Paulie takes the fire
extinguisher from the wall and slams it against
the glass window where the fencing swords are.
She takes both swords and gives one to Mouse.
Then she kisses the one she's holding.
OUTSIDE IN THE YARD – MORNING
Joe is outside burning some wood. Paulie and
Mouse both run to the woods, past Joe. Paulie
is screaming like a crazy person, startling Joe.
He just shakes his head as they run by.
IN THE WOODS
Paulie and Mouse are running to where they will
be meeting up with Jake. Paulie is running a bit
ahead of Mouse but Mouse is catching up. She
runs past Paulie and Paulie glances at her then
looks ahead. Mouse is still running ahead of
Paulie and Paulie looks at her again.
The falcon squawks, and flies over to a tree
where Joe is standing. Joe just looks at it.
BACK TO PAULIE AND MOUSE
Paulie takes out the hooded gray sweatshirt
from her backpack, and tosses her backpack to
the ground. She is putting on her sweatshirt,
and looks around for the falcon
BACK TO JOE
Joe watches the bird as it flies away.
BACK TO PAULIE AND MOUSE
Paulie is standing with her arm out, she taps it, and the
falcon flies over and lands on it.
(about the falcon)
Jake, John and Phil finally come.
What the fuck is that??
It's her pet budgie!!
It's not a pet!
it's a killer!!
Well, I came Paulie. So what do
you wanna do?? You wanna fight
Paulie shakes her arm, and the falcon flies to
You and your bird?? But I gotta
warn you, I'm on the wrestling
Paulie tosses a sword to Jake and he catches it.
Oh, I get it...Like a stage
fight...Are we gonna have a
stage fight?? I played Laertes
in Hamlet last term I can do
this...I can have fun
He starts to copy what Paulie is doing with the
sword. Then the fencing starts.
(to Paulie, teasing)
Jake's friends are cheering him on, and Mouse
is cheering for Paulie.
Come on, Paulie!!
Paulie kicks Jake's fencing hand.
Place your bets, my friends.
This is for my love!!
You talking about Tori?? Get
real!! She hates you...She's
just too nice to tell you...
She loves me...
Stop talking shit Paulie!!
Tori's my girlfriend...
They continue to fence until Paulie kicks Jake in the back of his legs and
falls to the ground. Paulie then points the sword at Jake, runs the pointed
from his chest down to his right thigh.
Give her up!!
Say I GIVE HER UP!!
Go fuck yourself!!!
Paulie screams and thrusts the sword hard into
Jake's right thigh then pulls the sword out. Jake
screams and blood runs out of his leg.
(turns to his side)
She cut me...
His friends rush to him and try to help stop the
bleeding. Mouse is screaming and crying. She
pulls Paulie away from Jake.
What are you doing?? What are
(turns to Paulie)
You are fucking crazy!!!!!!!!!
Paulie looks confused and upset. She then runs
away, screaming. Mouse runs off too, crying.
INT. SOCCER FIELD – LATER ON
Tori is in a soccer practice with a bunch of the other girls. Ms. Bannet and
Vaughn are sitting on the grass, cheering, and drinking coffee. Mouse comes
running hysterically towards Tori, crying, with her arms swinging all over
The teachers get up, and Tori starts walking over towards her. Mouse reaches
Tori and is breathing hard.
She is still crying, but before she can say anything, all you can hear is
shrieking sounds of the falcon.
They all look up and follow the flight of the falcon, which is flying
Paulie, who is now on top of the roof of the school. The falcon reaches
and lands on her arm.
Tori is worried and starts shaking. Everyone is staring up at Paulie, and
wondering what she's gonna do. They all have a shocked look on their face,
because they don't know what's happening.
'I will make me a willow cabin
at your gate, and call upon my
soul within the house...'
Tori is shaking even harder now.
I rush into the secret house...
Paulie stretches both of her arms out sideways
Paulie leans forward and then falls off the roof. The falcon flies away.
Instead of seeing Paulie fall off the building, you see everyone looking up,
following the flight of the falcon. Everyone is shocked by what they have
Dear my mother, I almost got
lost too, didn't I? But the
pure love you gave me before
you died, was like a flame,
just like the raptor, that
little flame was all I needed,
in order to see in the dark.
Thank you, mama, for saving me
from the dark...Paulie...she
didn't have that, the darkness
took over her, and she had to
fly away...I still dream of
her, every night. And I think I
always will... And you know, I
can always remember your face
now...Anytime I think of you, I
look up, and I see your face.
My mother's face, like a flame
across the sky...